How To Use Bitwarden Password Manager (Beginners Guide)

Having a unique password, using a secure vault and as well as managing all the passwords is quite essential these days and as per those busy hours doing it all is quite difficult and this is where Bitwarden will help you.

Bitwarden is one of the most trustworthy and safest vaults for storing user credentials. Hence, in this article, I will be guiding you through Bitwarden and will also be explaining how to use it for storing all your login credentials. In short, you can rest assured of reciting unique passwords for different platforms and yet have unique ones, which makes it more secure than ever.

bitwarden vault ui

First of all, you will have to download either the extension in your browser or the app itself, you can choose any of those at your convenience. 

Sign-up to the Bitwarden Vault

Once you are directed to the home page or the home window, depends on whether you are operating on the browser or the app. 

Bitwarden create account

Make sure to use your primary Email to create or login to the BItwarden vault. It will later help you to recover and access the data from the vault easily or you can create a new one too. It’s completely your choice. 

Set a strong Master Password

Further, you need to set the master password for the Bitwarden Vault which has to be quite strong and unique. Also, this is the only password you will have to remember. Use several characters such as symbols, uppercase, lowercase letters and so on.

set a strong master password bitwarden

It’s the only way of accessing the vault so, make sure to have a unique password that won’t bother you to remember and yet should be a strong one. 

Set 2FA 

Once you have logged in and set the master password, just head on to the settings of the vault and look for Two Steps Settings. Now, just select any authenticator app you wish to use. This way Two Factor Authentication security system will be enabled for logging in to the vault.

Bitwarden manage 2 step login

I would recommend you to use Google Authenticator or Authy. Also, make sure to save the recovery code from the Authenticator app, which might be needed for recovery, in case you have uninstalled or deleted the authenticator app.

Bitwarden 2 step auth

Sync and install on devices

Once you have completed the above-mentioned requirements, all you have to do is install the Bitwarden app or extension on every single device of yours. Now, just import passwords and credentials from the previously saved vault. 

Bitwarden password import

Most of you must have a single password for every other account, it is high time to upgrade. Bitwarden allows you to set passwords that are unique and most randomly generated which makes it very difficult to remember. But, all you have to do is a few clicks on the vault to save and enter the password.

Also, you can access your vault through the web or android app or from the windows app as well, which makes it even better.

FAQs 

Is Bitwarden a good password manager?

Indeed, it is one of the best password managers right now. It uses a highly classified security system and also the code for the app is open source. Which makes it one of the best vaults with minimal loopholes.

Is it safe to use Bitwarden?

I would say, it is one of the best in the market. It uses a 256-bit AES system which is mostly used by governments to secure data all around the world. Yes, it is one of the safest vaults to use.

Conclusion

Above was a brief guide on how to use Bitwarden to store all of your account credentials without any hassle that too in one of the most secure password vaults. Regarding all the consequences it is highly essential for almost all the users to have a personal vault to store the info such as passcodes to certain platforms and so on. Hence, if you found this article to be useful, then do share it with every other person who you think might need this, I bet there will be a bunch of them.

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Shreyash Pradhan

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